The German auto industry has criticized the upcoming classification of European car imports as a "threat to national security" of the United States. If the US Department of Commerce came to this evaluation, this would not be understandable, informed the German Association of the automotive industry (VDA). The Association represents the interests of the German car companies.
Chancellor Angela Merkel had criticized the upcoming decision of the Ministry of Commerce on Saturday, sharp. You pointed out that German carmakers have built factories in the USA and many jobs have been created. "If these cars are built in South Carolina, are suddenly a threat to the national security of the United States, then that scares us," Merkel said at the Munich security conference. "We are proud of our cars. The we must also."
this Sunday is the deadline for a decision by the US Department of Commerce ends about whether the Import of cars and supply the national security of the country affected. In the case of US President Donald Trump could be located within 90 days about whether or not he wants to charge special duties. Last special were brought to customs duties in the amount of 25 percent into the conversation. This Trump wants to reduce the American trade deficit and Jobs in the United States. Since the beginning of his term in office, Trump has been the German car industry is in focus.
The VDA refers to economic arguments from the point of view of the Association against the new duties. The German car industry have created in the past few years, with around 300 factories in more than 113 000 jobs in the United States, as well as the dual training system for skilled workers was introduced and the largest car exporter from the USA. "All of that strengthens the U.S. and is not a safety problem," the VDA. "Customs barriers do not benefit anyone, including the United States. Rather, they represent a burden for the world trade and international value chains, especially the American automotive industry would be affected."